Sweden’s parliament passes trans fat ban

Sweden’s parliament passes trans fat ban

The Riksdag on Thursday ordered the Swedish government to develop legislation for prohibit the use of potentially dangerous unsaturated fats in food products in Sweden, something previously left to the food industry.

Sweden mulls evacuating citizens from Japan

Sweden mulls evacuating citizens from Japan

The Swedish government is working on an evacuation plan to bring home Swedes who wish to leave Japan.

Ikea to expand China mall development plans

Ikea to expand China mall development plans

Swedish furniture giant Ikea is looking to expand further into China, its shopping centre development arm said Thursday, beyond three new malls already announced in major Chinese cities.

Swedish media firm launches apps for kids

Swedish media firm launches apps for kids

Swedish media giant Bonnier has launched its first Ipad applications aimed at pre-school children and intended for the international market.

Swedes can expect to live longer: report

Swedes can expect to live longer: report

Swedes are living longer than ever before, according to new statistics, with residents of one upscale Stockholm suburb claiming the highest average life-expectancy for both sexes.

Gothenburg restaurant claims Michelin star

Gothenburg restaurant claims Michelin star

Gothenburg restaurant Thörnströms Kök has been awarded a Guide Michelin star, the fifth restaurant in the city to hold the culinary honour.

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Swedish unemployment falls to below 8 percent

Sweden's unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 percent in February according to official statistics figures, down from 8.2 percent in the previous month.

Örebro rape suspect faces court

Örebro rape suspect faces court

The trial of 24-year-old Niklas Eliasson who is charged with 14 sex offences opened on Thursday in Örebro district court in eastern Sweden.

Sweden’s Jönsson wins Stockholm palace sprint

Sweden’s Jönsson wins Stockholm palace sprint

Emil Jönsson became the first Swede to claim victory in the Stockholm palace sprint on Wednesday, beating off the challenge of a slew of Norwegian skiers in the World Cup event.

Three appeal helicopter heist sentence

Three appeal helicopter heist sentence

Three of the men convicted for their roles in the spectacular helicopter heist in Västberga in September 2009 have appealed their sentences.

A pint for St. Paddy’s in Malmö

A pint for St. Paddy’s in Malmö

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, The Local’s Karen Holst taps into Malmö's pub scene for some tips on some favourite watering holes in Sweden's third largest city.